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New Personalised Service to Help People Home from Hospital

by admin | 6th January 2015

New Personalised Service to Help People Home from Hospital

Patients in Wiltshire are being offered a helping hand in getting home from hospital and established back in their own homes and communities by an extended service which was launched on 1 November.

The Wiltshire Home from Hospital Service is available to anyone aged 18 or over who is living in Wiltshire and is unable to access NHS or social care services.   It will help patients at Royal United Hospital, Great Western Hospital, Salisbury District Hospital and any of the other hospitals in the county. It will also ensure that support and information is provided on the spot to relatives and friends who are caring for them.

Catharine Hurford, Head of Operations at Carer Support Wiltshire, said: “We want to ensure that discharge from hospital runs as smoothly as possible for people who may otherwise be finding it quite difficult and challenging.  “Our Home from Hospital co-ordinators and volunteers will help with any worries someone may have about living comfortably back at home to avoid people feeling isolated or abandoned.”

The service, funded by Wiltshire Council and NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group, will cover important aspects of living including making sure a person is warm and comfortable, checking that there is food in the house, collecting prescriptions, arranging for telecare and helping with sorting out unpaid bills.

To find out more about the Wiltshire Home from Hospital Service, please contact Carer Support Wiltshire on 0800 181 4118 or visit www.carersinwiltshire.co.uk/hfh

Page last updated: January 6th, 2015 at 3:58 pm